Bronxville, New York

Bronxville, New York

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Bronxville, New York
settlement_type = Village
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subdivision_type = Country
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subdivision_name1 = New York
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Westchester
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 6543
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timezone = Eastern (EST)
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postal_code_type = ZIP code
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Bronxville is a village within the town of Eastchester, New York. It is located approximately 15 miles north of midtown Manhattan in southern Westchester County. As of the 2000 census, Bronxville had a population of 6,543.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 6,543 people, 2,312 households, and 1,660 families residing in the village. The population density was 6,869.3 people per square mile (2,659.2/km²). There were 2,387 housing units at an average density of 2,506.0/sq mi (970.1/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 91.88% White, 1.15% African American, 0.05% Native American, 4.83% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.73% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.93% of the population.

There were 2,312 households out of which 40.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 6.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.27.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.1% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $144,940, and the median income for a family was $200,000. Males had a median income of $100,000 versus $61,184 for females. The per capita income for the village was $89,483. About 1.7% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 2.9% of those age 65 or over. These income levels rank Bronxville as one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.

Postal code

Bronxville's 10708 ZIP code covers not only the Village of Bronxville proper, but also the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe, and the Lawrence Park West and Cedar Knolls sections of Yonkers. This brings the ZIP code's population to 22,411 (2000 census), covering an area more than twice as large as the actual municipality of Bronxville itself and encompassing several notable institutions such as Sarah Lawrence College.

Parks and recreation

The Village of Bronxville has over 70 acres of parkland including athletic fields, woodlands, and a very small part of the Bronx River Parkway Reservation. The Reservation, Westchester’s oldest park, was created as an adjunct to the Bronx River Parkway that opened in 1925, and was the first linear park in the United States. The Reservation features ponds, wooden footbridges and hundreds of varieties of native trees and shrubs. The park is owned by Westchester County and it is a favorite place for bicycling, walking, running, and nature study.

The Bronxville School's athletic fields contain a football field, three smaller fields and a running track. Bacon Woodlands, located on Kensington Road, is a natural rock outcropping which has been left in its natural state, the flatter portion of which is used as an informal play area by children. Scout Field, a Westchester County Park which is located predominantly in Yonkers and Mount Vernon but is controlled by Bronxville, is heavily utilized by the Bronxville schools' soccer, football, baseball and cross-country running programs. [ [ The Village of Bronxville website] ]

From April to October, a seven-mile stretch of the Bronx River Parkway (no part of the main roadway of which is in Bronxville) from Bronxville to White Plains closes to automobile traffic each Sunday between 10 AM and 2 PM. During those times, the Westchester County Parks Department runs "Bicycle Sundays" along this stretch of the parkway. [ [ NYC Roads] ]


Bronxville is home to Concordia College, a Christian liberal arts college operated by the Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod.

Notable natives and residents

* Fischer Black, economist, financial engineer responsible for the Black Scholes options pricing formula
* Marvin Bower, the "father of modern management consulting"
* Mika Brzezinski, American Television Personality, host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe"
* Dick Clark, American television personality and businessman
* Paul de Kruif, author of Seven Iron Men, Microbe Hunters, Hunger Fighters, etc.
* Don DeLillo, writer
* Ford Frick, Commissioner of Baseball, member of Baseball Hall of Fame
* Brendan Gill, editor of "The New Yorker" and biographer of Frank Lloyd Wright
* Michael Glazer, television producer and event planner
* Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League
* Don Herbert, "Mr. Wizard"
* John F. Kennedy, 35th President of the United States
* Bobby Kennedy, United States Attorney General
* Jerome Kern, composer
* Sinclair Lewis American writer
* Ed McMahon, American announcer and television personality
* Jack Paar, American radio and television talk show host
* Tom Phillips, founding publisher of "Spy" Magazine, Director of Search and Analytics at Google
* Dennis Ritchie, computer scientist, creator of the C programming language
* Andrew Shue, actor
* Philip Torchio, electrical engineer known for his work with Edison Electric Company [ [ Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers] ]
* Tom Hendrick Vice President of SVP

Film and television

* The Bronxville School appears in "Stepmom" starring Julia Roberts and Susan Sarandon. [ [ The Internet Movie Database] ]
* The Siwanoy Country Club, located in Eastchester, is featured in "Rounders" starring Matt Damon and Edward Norton. [ [ The Internet Movie Database] ]
* The film "Riding in Cars with Boys", featuring Drew Barrymore, was partially shot in nearby Tuckahoe, Yonkers, and Mount Vernon. [ [ The Internet Movie Database] ]
*The film "Baby Mama" was shot, partly, on Legit Road in Bronxville.

Historical anecdotes

The Gramatan Hotel on Gramatan Hill or Gramatan Rock was turned into a residential village in the 1890s. While a residence hotel late in 19th century and early in 20th century, it was apparently the home of two famous American widows: Mrs. U.S. Grant and Mrs. Robert E. Lee. They enjoyed cards and rode the train to New York City together.

Gramatan was the name of the chief of the local Siwanoy Indian tribe that was centered in the Gramatan Rock area above Bronxville Station. The hills are rugged and beautiful, with oak trees, dogwood, and flowering shrubs. The area was home to an arts-and-crafts colony in the early 20th century; many noteworthy houses by prominent and casual architects dot the hills.

The St Joseph's Catholic Church at the south end of the tracks was attended by the Kennedys when they were residents from 1929 to about 1936. On November 29, 1958 Ted Kennedy married Joan Bennett in St. Joseph's Church.

In 1986, a woman died after taking a cyanide-laced Tylenol purchased at a supermarket in Bronxville. When a second poisoned container was found Tylenol suspended all sales and production of all capsule forms of its pain reliever. [ [ TYLENOL CAPSULE OUTPUT IS SUSPENDED BY MAKER] ", "NY Times," February 15, 1986]

Image Gallery


=External links=

* [ Bronxville Village website]
* [ 'My Hometown' Bronxville]
* [ Bronxville High School Alumni Website]

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